- The Union Buildings represent the British and Afrikaners coming together against black South Africans
- This is the view of ATM president Vuyo Zungula, who has called for the building to be renamed
- While some were hesitant, party founder Mzwanele Manyi argued that symbolism was a powerful thing
African Transformation Movement leader Vuyo Zungula wants the name 'Union Buildings' to fall.
In a post to social media, Zungula got tongues wagging after condemning the continued use of the name:
"The name Union Buildings must fall. It is a name that brought together the British and Afrikaners in order to put their differences aside and oppress the black majority. We can’t embrace such a name."
Citizens flocked to point out more pressing issues facing South Africans, calling for land reform, the eradication of poverty, improved employment rates and numerous other endeavours that seemed more urgent than changing a name.
This prompted Mzwanele Manyi, party founder, to chime in that symbolism was the reason for Zungula's comments:
"As long as you don't understand symbolism, you will not understand this tweet. Invest in comprehending conceptual issues, you will thank us later."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule is currently facing a legal battle over allegations that he had helped form the ATM.
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